Saturday, December 14, 2013

Friendly Village Cupboard



                                                              Happy Weekend!
                          I hope your weekend is going well. It is really cold here today but we are
                          expecting a big winter snow storm tomorrow.......the grocery stores were packed today!

        A few weeks ago I dug out my Friendly Village dishes for winter and put away the more summery
        ones. Also, moved the cupboard into the library from the hallway as my daughter gave me her old
        cupboard for the hall. That gave me a whole new place to display my china....more on that one later.    







         I am sharing this photo because a couple of you asked for the name of my old brown and white
                     soup bowls from my last post. They look pretty old so not sure how hard it is to find them
                     but happy hunting!

                     We are going to a birthday party for our 96 year old aunt who is pretty excited about her
                     party.........we should all be so blessed!

                    Thank you for visiting and for all your kind words on my last post.

                    Stay warm!

                          Carolyn

26 comments:

FABBY'S LIVING said...

You almost made me change what I have in my everyday of the year in my hutch... for my C'mas dishes, but no, I would if I had a Friendly Village china too, lol! I love this dishes and your china looks gorgeous. You were lucky your daughter gave you another hutch too!
Merry C'mas.
FABBY

Bernideen said...

The perfect time for your Friendly Village. I imagine you having a large and well organized basement!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love the Friendly Village set, Carolyn! You've got such great pieces and they look so pretty displayed in your hutch. I only have a few pieces that I've found here and there over this past year, but I'm keeping my eye out for more. I wish I had a hutch to display them in, but there's no room for one here anyway. So I just admire them when I take them out and use them for dinner! : )

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

It just looks so amazing - so perfect for the entire winter - and WOW what an ambple collection you have there - love love love it.

Happy birthday to your sweet and dear auntie. I am praying for her good health and happiness. Enjoy.

Betty W said...

I love those dishes and I also like how you have crochet lace on your hutch.

Bonnie said...

You displayed your collections beautifully.

One Shabby Old House said...

I have never really had a collection of Christmas china dishes but this year I would have loved to have had such pretty dishes as yours. Your cupboad looks great. Wishing your Aunt a very Happy Birthday!

Debra Oliver said...

Just so perfect for Christmas!!! love your cupboard all decked for the Holiday!

A Garden of Threads said...

Lovely cupboard to display such a beautiful set of dish ware. It is perfect for the holiday season. Hope you have a wonderful party for your Aunt. Take care and enjoy the rest of the weekend. Jen

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful...

Susan said...

Hi Caroline...Love your transferware---all the colors. Soooo pretty, quaint and homey. Lovely! Susan

Maple said...

They are well named Friendly Village, how lovely and perfect in your beautiful home.

Andi's English Attic said...

How lovely to hear of an elderly person being excited about their birthday. Hope you have a wonderful time.
Everything is looking beautiful. Once again, thanks for a lot of inspiration.
I have been looking for 'non-coca cola' Santas for a while now. They are pretty difficult to find. I like yours.

Tretswelt said...

Hi Carolyn...
Wie wundrschön deinen Geschirr...woow...ich liebe es!
Schöne 3 Advent wünsche ich dir.Bussi.Luciene.

Linda said...

Hi Carolyn,
I imagine you're into "the thick of it" now, heard the news reports about the storm and it's headed our way! So, Midge and I are gittin' out now and gittin' 'er done! Lol We have the calm before the storm at this moment, a bright sunny day and no snow - YET! Always love seeing your collections.
Hugs,
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Donna Bianca said...

Incantevole! Perfetto per una meravigliosa tavola invernale...

Donna Bianca said...

Incantevole! Perfetto per una meravigliosa tavola invernale...

My Little Home and Garden said...

Your china really captures a beautiful winter of long ago. I have a cousin in Cape Breton who mentioned today that she went on a sleigh ride with her elderly father and young daughter. I wish I'd been there to join them in the same sleigh my mother rode in as a girl.

-Karen

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

A nice china pattern for the winter months and so nice that it can be out on display.
We're taking my 93 year old friend from the garden club out for lunch this week, amazing how well some people age. This one was a teacher and never married - her explanation for a long and healthy life.

Ketty Valenti said...

Veramente belle le tue porcellane,fanno venire voglia di Natale,di favola di inverno!
Z&C

Deborah Montgomery said...

I have some Friendly Village pieces I bid for on Ebay a few years ago, and love them. I don't have all the variety you have -- they look beautiful on display. I especially like the teapot and pitcher.

Have fun at the birthday party -- how special!

Burlap Luxe said...

Lové your cozy corner filled with beauty, a wonderful spot to dream of Christmas. The cupboard is beautifully filled with holiday settings trimmed with fine laces.

That chair would fit right in at home in my rooms, just love it.
Xx
Doré

Pamela Gordon said...

What a beautiful display in your hutch. You are blessed with a big house to hold these lovely hutches and cabinets that display your beautiful china! This is one of my favourite patterns and I really admire it. The storm was severe here but is over now. We got a LOT of snow! Take care. Pamela

Jann Olson said...

Wow, what a gorgeous collection! I love how you've displayed it. I have one small pitcher that I found at a thrift. It's a little sad all by it's lonesome. lol!
hugs,
Jann
p.s. Happy birthday to your Aunt. What a fun party for an amazing celebration!

Ewa said...

Hi Carolyn, what's a lovely winter atmosphere !!! Hugs from Poland !!!
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Hi, Ms. Carolyn, such collections are adorable, they leave a cozy atmosphere for occupants/